ReDSS has designed a face-to-face training curriculum on area-based planning to strengthen the capacity of actors involved in durable solutions in the East and Horn of Africa region. The main goal of the training is for practitioners and policy makers to be better equipped to lead and take part in area-based solutions planning for Displacement Affected Communities. The training was first piloted in Jigjiga, capital of the Somali Regional State in Ethiopia in March 2020 and will be further rolled out in Ethiopia, at the Woreda, regional, and federal levels, as well as in other countries in the region where ReDSS is active to support area-based solutions planning at local levels.
The main learning objectives are for training workshop participants to be able to:
- Explain the added value of area-based approaches to plan for durable solutions and enhance social cohesion in displacement contexts.
- Apply area-based approach elements and principles and link them to the durable solutions planning cycle.
- Explain how to lead and/or take part in context specific, inclusive and government-led durable area-based solutions processes, meaningfully involving a wide range of actors.
Throughout the curriculum specific emphasis is put on:
- Social cohesion
- Community engagement
- Government engagement